Smear on demand campaign


UNISON North West Region Women’s Committee is proud to launch a life-saving campaign today to stop women being discriminated against under current cancer screening guidelines and save the lives of 6 young UK women a day.

Government guidelines prevent health professionals working in the NHS from being able to offer women under 25 an inexpensive smear test. GPs and nurses can’t offer a test even if the woman’s medical history and worrying symptoms indicate they should.

That doesn’t happen to men who ask for a prostate examination.

The mission of UNISON’s Smear on Demand Campaign  is simple: in addition to population screening, if a woman requests a smear test and her GP or nurse agrees, she is given one.

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